Wilderness Navigation - Lecture 1

Lecture: Wilderness Navigation

Wilderness Navigation - Lecture 1 - Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Lecture / workshop at the program center

  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Lecture 1: Thursday May 7, 2020

Lectures are 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Tacoma Mountaineers Program Center 2302 N 30th St, Tacoma, WA 98403


Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment


Students will need a Mountaineers approved compass with adjustable declination.
Every student must have their own compass; sharing won't work in our class structure.
Link to recommended compasses can be found in the Navigation Course Manual.

Workshop materials:

  • A Mountaineers approved compass.
  • A Textbook:
    Wilderness Navigation, Burns & Burns (eBooks are acceptable!)
    - or - 
    Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills
    (Actually read the book prior to attending the workshop.)
  • Complete the Pre-workshop Assignment prior to the first lecture (link is in Navigation Course Manual).
  • Sharp pencil.
  • (optional) Paper to take notes with.
  • (optional) Ruler.
  • Map will be provided to students at the workshop,USGS Chikamin Peak. Yours to keep!
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